H3C selects Chelsio high performance 10GbE for Network IP Storage Systems


H3C Neocean IX3000 Series Uses 10Gb Ethernet To Address High I/O Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA – Sept. 3, 2009 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking and storage solutions, today announced that H3C Technologies Co. Ltd. (H3C) is using Chelsio’s high performance Terminator 3 (T3) 10GbE Unified Wire technology for the high speed interconnect for the H3C Neocean IX3000 series of medium and high end network storage systems.

The IX3000 series are IP storage systems that deliver high performance, high quality and high intelligence.  The series consists of two models, the IX3040 and the IX3080. H3C selected Chelsio over Intel primarily because of the capability of the T3 to perform high performance TCP/IP Offload. The offload functionality delivered the higher performance required for the storage applications run on these systems while increasing the host CPU efficiency.

The T3 ASIC from Chelsio is a scalable, high-performance 10Gb Ethernet unified wire engine, enabling simultaneous support of iSCSI, RDMA and TCP/IP sockets applications. T3 is a third generation design, which is robust and field-proven with wide deployment in server, storage and clustering interconnect applications.

Chelsio’s T3 ASIC provides the high interconnect performance required by our customers and was clearly an excellent option for our Neocean IX3000 product family, said Deng Xing, IX3000 Product Manager of H3C.

We are very pleased to have been selected by H3C. As an industry leading system vendor for medium and large-scale enterprises, H3C is the ideal OEM partner for our Unified Wire solutions, said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. Our Unified Wire adapters are leading the convergence of server, storage and networking over 10Gb Ethernet connectivity.

About H3C Technologies Co. Ltd.
H3C Technologies Co., Limited (H3C), a wholly owned subsidiary of 3Com Corporation, is a leading global supplier of IP-based products and solutions. With principal operations in Hangzhou, China, H3C employs 4,800 people worldwide. To maintain a level of innovation and technical excellence, H3C operates advanced R&D facilities in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen in China; invests more than 15 percent of revenues back into R&D every year and has more than half of the workforce engaged in research and development. Till now, it has applied for more than 2,000 patents, 85% of which are original invention patents.

Reflecting the future trends of “open and convergence, H3C initiated the IToIP architecture concept, which aims to build a converged network infrastructure integrating networking, security, storage and multimedia communication, so as to enable service-oriented applications for customers.  Guided by innovative IToIP architecture, H3C built a full series of IP products and solutions, including routers, LAN switches, network security, WLAN, IP multimedia, intelligent management software etc. It has successfully transformed from a networking vendor to a total IToIP solution provider, and has built a strong footprint in one of the world’s most dynamic markets.

Currently, H3C holds the No.1 position in China’s enterprise networking market. Together with its parent company 3Com, H3C has secured the No.2 position in the global networking market. In addition, H3C’s video surveillance system has become the No.1 choice for China’s nationwide Safe City project, with applications spanning across more than 140 cities.  H3C sells its products and solutions through nearly 3,000 channel partners worldwide. It also has a dedicated team to work with global strategic partners, including Huawei, NEC and other vendors in order to deliver advanced, cost-efficient, power-efficient products together with the best service and support to its global customers.

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire technology.  Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.  For more information, visit the company online at www.chelsio.com.